Sunday, October 4, 2020

Families Storytime: Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19

 Families Storytime 

Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19 

Books:




Families, Families, Families By Suzanne and Max Lang (2015)

The Bear In My Family By Maya Tatusukawa (2020)

Little Elliot, Big Family By Mike Curato (2015)


Songs:

Fingerplay: “My Family”
This is mama, kind and dear. (point to thumb)
This is papa, standing near. (point to pointer finger)
This is brother, see how tall! (point to middle finger)
This is sister, not so tall. (point to ring finger)
This is baby, sweet and small. (point to pinky finger)
This is the family, one and all! (wiggle all fingers)
Credit: 
Kididdles & Storytime Katie 

Song-“I Love Mommy” (or Daddy, Brother, Sister, Etc.) I Changed the word to Family
(tune: Frere Jacques)
I love Mommy, I love Mommy.
Yes I do; yes I do.
And my mommy loves me,
Yes, my mommy loves me,
Loves me too; loves me too.

 Credit Childfun.com adapted by by storybook stephanie 

Families Rhyme 
Some families are large. (spread arms out wide)
Some families are small (bring arms close together)
But I love my family (cross arms over chest) best of all!

Credit Childfun.com 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19

 Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19 

Who Doesn't love Pasta! I could easily eat it everyday of my life! 





Books:

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni By Marilyn Sadler 

Tyler Makes Spaghetti By Tyler Florence 




Songs:

Hi, Hello and How Are Song 

(Tune of London Bridges)

Hi, Hello and How Are You 

How Are You 

How Are You 

Hi, Hello and How are You 

How are You Today! 


Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 


Come Along and Sing With Us (Tune of Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush)

Come Along and Sing With us, Sing with us,

Sing With us

Come along and sing with us 

So early in the evening (but you could also use morning like in the original song) My current COVID storytimes are in the evening at 7pm. 

additional verses: Clap, Stomp, Read (put hands together and Open and close hands like a storybook)


Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends Song

(She'll Be Coming around the Mountain Tune)

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends,

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye, Make a smile and wink an eye 

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye to Our Friends


Book Activities:

Tyler Makes Spaghetti Book Activity From Harper Collins Publishing

 



Monday, September 14, 2020

It's All About The Sun- Online Facebook Live Storytime During COVID-19

 It's All About The Sun! 

Another Fun Storytime during my online Facebook Live COVID 19 Storytimes sessions. This Non-fiction title called Sun is part of the my universe series which is a great book to teach younger children all about a factual topic like the sun in smaller snippets of text written like a picture book! 


Books:



Sun! One in a Billion By Stacy McAnulty 

The Sun is My Favorite Star By Frank Asch

Songs:

Mr. Sun 

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree 
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me (repeat 3x last line)

You Are My Sunshine 

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away


Book Activities:

Stacy McAnulty Book Activity Sheets

counting the sun rays family activity

Cupcake Love Part #2 Online Storytime During COVID-19

Cupcake Love Part #2 Storytime 


Since March During Covid-19 in 2020 We have  had to move many of our in-person stories to online!

This is our first experience using Facebook Live for storytimes. I have taken up reading again for storytime! I missed it!  I found these two stories to be fun to share together! I am going to start posting many of the stories I have been doing in virtual Facebook live storytime here on my blog since I cannot keep the videos up permanently due to copyright permissions!


Books:



Bagel In Love By Natasha Wing 

Everyone Loves Cupcake By Kelly Dippuchio


Storytime Songs: 

Clap and Sing Hello!” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.) 
Credit: Storytime Songs

Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 

“If You’re Ready” (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Clap your hands and stomp your feet
Make your hands all nice and neat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Credit: SJPL Hello & Goodbye Songs [Link no longer works]
Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 


Book Activities: 

everyone loves cupcake activity kit

bagel in love coloring sheet link

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Color Mixing








Color Mixing Theme

Mixed: A Colorful Story By Arree Chung
Mix It Up By Herve Tullet
Mouse Paint By Elllen Stoll Walsh
Blue VS Yellow By Tom Sullivan
Red, Yellow, Blue and A Dash of White too By Charles Esperanza
Press Here By Herve Tullet
The Black and White Factory By Eric Telchin



SONGS/ RHYMES:

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me (wiggle fingers down and point to self)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Hiding behind a tree (hide face behind hands)

These little children are asking you (point to others)
To please come out so we can play with you (clasp hands together)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me.  (wiggle fingers down and point to self)
Color Game Song from Jim Gill CD Green Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee CD


Flannelboard Game: “Can We Find?” (Tune: Muffin Man)
Can we find a yellow cat, yellow cat, yellow cat?
Can we find a yellow cat? We want to say hello. 

Credit Storytime Katie 

CRAFT/ PLAY:

Baking Soda and Vinegar Art 

Color Mix on coffee filters 

Colors Squishy Bag Experiment 

Color Mixing using the book mix it up 

Marble Painting 
 

Use book Press Here and either colored circles or paint and have fun mixing colors red, yellow, blue! create new colors by mixing with book mix it up too!

Use watercolors and paint a pretty picture using red. yellow and blue! 

Go on a color parade using these colors - red, yellow and blue. Take Scarves, have kids wear different colors on a specific day!

Play sorting games using these colors and items that are red, yellow and blue.


Rainbow Milk Experiment
I found a link to this video when looking for color science experiments and was immediately sold on doing it with the milks. We already had food coloring at the library, but I did pick up a gallon of milk and dish soap. The gallon was more than enough to get me through the entire program, even resetting the experiment for each kid. This was by far the “GREATEST. STATION. EVER.” in their opinion. I heard some wonderful observations about colors — my favorite was “It’s turning brown. Like when you mix all the paint. All together, it makes brown!”

Tissue Paper Art
And finally, we did tissue paper art. I had all the materials out to do tissue paper painting, but the kids took the art in a different directions — fine by me! They wound up layering the tissue paper squares to make new colors on their paper. Still a great exercise in being creative and increasing conversations about color mixing!
Credit Rainbow Milk Various places including Storytime Katie

Thursday, October 10, 2019

BOO! Ghosts Theme





BOO! Ghosts Theme 
 
The chill is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner! Thought this was the perfect time to share another theme! Check out all these fun ghost books!

READ & SHARE BOOKS:


How To Scare A Ghost By Jean Reagan
My First Ghost By Margret Miller
Five Goofy Ghosts By Judith Bauer Stamoer
The Teeny Tiny Ghost By Kay Winters
Trick or Treat By Leo Landry
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt By Susan Pearson
 Five little Ghosts By Patricia Hagerty

Ghost in the House By Ammi Joan Paquette
Ghost Hunt Leveled Reader (Disney Frozen)
Three Little Ghosties By Pippa Goodhart
There's No Such Thing As Ghosts By Emmanuelle Eeckhart
Never Say Boo! By Robin Pulver
Boo! By Joe Fenton
Ghosts In The House By Kohara Kazuno
Bedtime for Boo By Mickie Matheis
The Boo! Nathaniel Lanchenmeyer
Ghosts By Sonia Goldie
Ready, Steady, Ghost By Elizabeth Baguley
Leo: A Ghost Story By Mac Barnett
Ghost Cat By Eve Bunting
The Scariest Book Ever By Bob Shea
Skeleton Hiccups By Margery Cuyler  
One, Two Boo! By Kristen Depken
 Ten Timid Ghosts By Jennifer O-Connell
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus By J Elizabeth Mills


Rhymes and Activities

Chocolate Chip Ghost printable Story  from Credit Sunflower Storytime 
use as a feltboard or tell story and then print as a craft

 If You’re a Ghost and You Know It
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say BOO!
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say BOO!
If you’re a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say BOO!

If you’re a black cat and you know it, say MEOW……
If you’re a skeleton and you know it, Shake your bones……
If you love Halloween and you know it, clap your hands…….

Credit Sunflower Storytime

Ghost Chant
Ghost so scary,
Ghost so white,
Don’t scare (child’s name)
On Halloween Night
Source: Piggyback Songs: Seasons & Holidays Credit 

https://librionyian.com/tag/ghost-storytime/


Five Little Ghosts Five little ghosts dressed all in white Were scaring each other on Halloween night. “Boo!” said the first one, “I’ll catch you.'” (Hold up pointer) “Wooo said the second, “I don’t care if you do! (Hold up middle finger) The third ghost said, “You can’t run away from me.” (Hold up ring finger) And the fourth one said, “I’ll scare everyone I see! (Hold up little finger) Then the last one said, “It’s time to disappear.” (Hold up thumb) “See you at Halloween time next year!”
Credit https://awesomestorytime.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/boo-halloween-storytime/


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hello, Goodbye, Greetings and Salutations





 Hello,Goodbye, Greetings and Salutations

READ Books:

Hi By Ethan Long
Hello, Hello By Brendan Wenzel
Say Hello Like This By Mary Murphy

Say Hello By Rachel Isadora
Say Hello Sophie By Rosemary Wells
Say Hello By Lisa Davick
Hello, Hello By Mariam Schlein (animal communication)
Hello, Goodbye Window By Norton Juster
Hello, Day! Anita Lobel
Hello, Sun By Dale Anne Dodds
Hello, Is That Grandma By Ian


Whybrow
Hello, Animals! By Smriti Prasadam
 Hi, Pizza Man By Virgina Walter
Wave Goodbye By Rob Reid
Wave Hello, Wave Bye-Bye By Pamela Chanko
Say Hello By Jack and Michael Foreman
 Goodbye, Friend! Hello Friend! By Cori Doerrfeld


 

 





SONGS & RHYMES:

Action Rhyme: “How Do You Say Hi?” (Do actions as they are said.)
Hey! Hi! Howdy! Yo!
There are many ways to say hello!
Wave your hand. Nod your head.
Smile big or wink instead.
Blow a kiss. Tip your hat.
Shake your hands. Give a pat.
Of all the ways to say hello,
Here’s the way I like to go…HELLO!
Credit: Transitional Songs & Storytime Katie


Here, Here” (Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)
Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
We’re all here in storytime
Hello, [Name], how are you?
Hello, [Name], how are you?
Hello, [Name], how are you?
We’re so glad to see you!
(Repeat until every child’s name is said)
Credit: Storytime Katie

Mr. Sun”
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come down, so we can play with you
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Credit: library co-workers

Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the Clouds”
Tickle the clouds
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!
Credit Storytime Katie

SONG: Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends
Tune: “She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain”
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
clap hands to beat and wave during ‘goodbye’
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands,
Wink your eye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Credit: library co-workers

Touch Your Nose
(follow actions)
Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That's the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you're going to sneeze!
Aaachooooo!
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbow where it ends
And that's the way this touch game ends.
Credit http://the-wielded-pen-childrens-corner.blogspot.com/2012/02/hello-goodbye-storytime-outline.html

Hands Go Up (Opening)*
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down,
I can turn around and round.
I can jump upon two shoes.
I can listen; so can you.
I can sit, I’ll show you how.
Storytime is starting now.
 
Hands Go Up (Closing)
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn round and round.
I can jump upon two shoes.
I can clap and so can you!
I can wave, I’ll show you how.
Storytime is done for now.

Hello Hello
(From Super Simple Songs)
Hello, hello! Can you clap your hands?
Hello, hello! Can you clap your hands?
Can you stretch up high?
Can you touch your toes?
Can you turn around?
Can you say, "Hello!"?

(...Can you stamp your feet?)
GOODBYE SONGS:

Our Hands Say Thank You
Our hands say thank you
With a clap, clap, clap!
Our feet say thank you
With a tap, tap, tap!
Clap, clap, clap.
Tap, tap, tap.
Now we roll our hands
And wave goodbye!
Credit http://www.literaryhoots.com/p/hellogoodbye-songs.html

CRAFT: Hello, Goodbye Elephant
Credit: Sunflower Storytime

Hello, Goodbye Elephant – Color

Hello, Goodbye Elephant – Black and White